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How do you guys research colleges and universities?

Hi everyone! I'm trying to narrow down my list of colleges that I want to apply to, but I'm not sure where to start when it comes to researching them. How do you all go about researching colleges and universities, and are there any specific things I should be looking for? I'm leaning towards studying something in the humanities, if that helps. Thanks in advance for any tips!

9 months ago

Hey there! It's great that you're taking the time to research colleges and universities before applying. I recently went through this process with my own child, so I understand how overwhelming it can be.

When my child and I were researching colleges, we started by thinking about their desired major and any specific academic programs they were interested in. Since you mentioned being interested in the humanities, you might want to look at colleges that have strong programs in those subjects.

Aside from academics, there are many factors to consider, such as location, size, campus culture, and financial aid options. You can use websites such as CollegeVine, which allow you to compare different colleges side-by-side and filter on your criteria. I'd also recommend visiting the schools' websites to find out more about what life on campus is like.

Don't forget to talk to current students or recent alumni if possible, as they can offer valuable firsthand insights! Good luck with your search!

9 months ago

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